Former North Augusta Public Safety Officer Justin Craven has pleaded guilty to misconduct in office. According to the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, a judge sentenced Craven to three years’ probation and 80 hours of public service. One year of jail time was suspended.
Craven was originally charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle – a charge that could have carried a ten-year prison sentence.
Authorities say Justin Craven chased 68-year-old Ernest Satterwhite to his driveway in February of 2014. Investigators say Craven fired several shots through Satterwhite's car door almost immediately after he stopped the vehicle.
SLED investigated the incident, eventually arresting Craven in April of 2015.